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Hearts of student athletes tested in hopes of preventing sudden cardiac arrest

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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:55 pm | Updated: 8:54 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

With sudden cardiac arrest now the second-leading cause of death among NCAA student-athletes, Lynchburg College — along with a handful of universities across the country — is taking preventive measures.

This month, LC will screen dozens of student-athletes for heart abnormalities that could put them at an increased risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The free electrocardiograms — administered on campus and read by a cardiologist off-site —are bringing athletes, coaches and trainers a whole new level of security.

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